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The '''First Samnite War''' Occurred from 343-341 B.C., when the cities of [[Campania]] called on [[Roman Republic|Rome]] for assistance against the Samnite hill tribes.  [[Marcus Valerius Corvus]] won a major victory at Mount Gaurus in 342 B.C., but could not conquer the Samnites.  In the end, Rome did establish a virtual protectorate over Campania.  
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The '''First Samnite War''' was fought between 343-341 B.C., after the cities of [[Campania]] called on [[Roman Republic|Rome]] for assistance against the Samnite hill tribes.  [[Marcus Valerius Corvus]] won a major victory at Mount Gaurus in 342 B.C., but could not conquer the Samnites.  In the end, Rome did establish a virtual protectorate over Campania.  
  
 
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==Sources==

Revision as of 04:37, 24 July 2009

The First Samnite War was fought between 343-341 B.C., after the cities of Campania called on Rome for assistance against the Samnite hill tribes. Marcus Valerius Corvus won a major victory at Mount Gaurus in 342 B.C., but could not conquer the Samnites. In the end, Rome did establish a virtual protectorate over Campania.

Sources

  • Encyclopedia of Military History, Dupuy & Dupuy, 1979